WHOOPS a lot of you are finding this old giveaway while looking for the new 2019 one hosted by Garmin and Saucony! Here’s a link to that page, but below is still my honest review of the Kinvara which I have been wearing since the very first model!!
On Facebook I recently shared that while I feel incredibly blessed to be able to travel, enjoy fun new running gear and spend my time writing…it really wouldn’t matter if I didn’t have the great RTTF community.
Thus when a new opportunity arose for me, I immediately asked to make it special for you too! First let me share the back story and fun news…patience friends!
Many of you know I’ve been running the Saucony Kinvara since the very first model came out…yes the white pair with four leaf clovers. Honestly, I didn’t know the history of the shoe or that the name came from an actual city in Ireland called Kinvara!
Why I run in it?
The Kinvara was one of the first low profile shoes on the market, not zero drop or barefoot, but low profile. Meaning the shoe still has some structure and a little cushioning. This seemed to really work for my stride and was so much lighter I just felt better in them….good enough that I wore them for the Houston Marathon and many, many half marathons.
Since then I’ve run in nearly every single model of the Kinvara and they continue to be one of my favorite shoes in my running rotation.
The lower profile means a happier IT Band and seems to help prevent heel striking by forcing you to improve your stride.
The cushion is just enough for me.
The neutral fit means I can slide in an insole if needed post surgery to give me just a tiny bit more support while I keep rebuilding knee strength.
Sooo… the big news is that I’ll be leaving in just a few weeks to visit the namesake in Ireland!
Saucony ran a contest with their stores over the last year and now reps from all over the world are coming together for a 200KM relay race from Dublin to Kinvara. To my great fortune they had a couple of spots open up and I was ready, willing, able and lucky enough to be selected along with Jessica.Source
Members from USA, Canada, Ireland, England, Germany, France and Belgium
It’s going to be a quick, whirlwind of a trip…but I’ll be seeing the country in exactly the way I’d want!! Can’t wait to share all the fun with you later this month!
All right time for what you really want to know…how to win a pair of Saucony Kinvara’s? All entry options are listed in the Rafflecopter below and a winner will be announced before I leave on the 15th.
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